Betsye M. Ledford, President
In 1986, I began an adventure that has proven
personally rewarding and professionally fulfilling.
Ledford Employee Exchange, Inc. opened for business
on March 15 with a staff of one. I soon learned that
the temporary staffing industry was a totally new
concept for this community and found myself playing
many roles at one time: educator to other businesses
and industries regarding the benefits and services
available through Ledford Exchange; counselor and
confidant to applicants and employees; salesman; and
whatever else arose at any given time.
Because of this business, I have had the opportunity
to work with every major industry in Marshall
County, learning their operations and expectations.
I have met thousands of people through the years and
have had the privilege of learning from many
veterans in the human resource field. I have also
been heavily involved in community affairs and have
served on numerous boards and committees. I am very
grateful to Marshall County, its business leaders
and citizenry, for its support of Ledford Employee
I am the Office Manager for Ledford Employee
Exchange, Inc. I joined the Ledford staff in 1990,
beginning a career in human resources. This field is
enjoyable and challenging to me because it
encompasses many areas such as working with HR
managers and supervisors, hiring and counseling
employees, and staying abreast of federal and state
laws and regulations affecting the employment arena.
While working for Ledford Exchange, I am thankful to
have been allowed to become involved in many
community projects. Currently, I am a member of the
Lewisburg Kiwanis Club, president of the Marshall
County University of Tennessee Alumni Association,
serve on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,
and I am Ledford's representative in the county's
Adopt-a-School program. Formerly, I have served on
the Wee Care Board of Directors, the United Givers
Fund Board of Directors, and I am a past-president
of the Lewisburg Kiwanis Club.